Kotoko 3-1 Dreams – Vinicius inspires Porcupines comeback in Obuasi – Ghana Sports Online


Giants Asante Kotoko staged a strong comeback to beat Dreams FC 3-1 in the Ghana Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Agyenim Boateng Mensah fired the Believers into a 38th minute lead after converting a spot kick award on the 37th minute.

But, Michael Vinicius struck with a vengeance touch for the red-jerseyed Porcupine Warriors as he pecked the scoring with a precised finish.

After ending the opening half in a 1-1 drawn game Kotoko took charge of the second stanza with winger Emmanuel Gyamfi displaying world class form.

17 minutes after the break Kotoko’s consistent pressure upfield fetched them a penalty and in-form defender Abdul Ismail Ganiyu elected himself to convert the spot kick to put Kotoko 2-1 in front.

Striker Francis Andy Kumi, who replaced Michael Vinicius 4 minutes after the interval, registered the third and final goal of the game for Kotoko to fire them back to the summit of the table at least temporarily.

Barreto started the game strongly with Brazilian duo of Fabio Gama, Vinicius, Augustine Okrah and Gyamfi all started the game for title-hungry Kotoko.

His Dreams counterpart Vladislav Virić, who defeated Hearts of Oak at the Theatre of Dreams last Sunday, aimed to do a double over the two glamorous clubs but Kotoko stopped him in his tracks.

Kotoko have now climbed top of the table but their place at the summit will depend on the results of Sunday’s fixtures especially the results of the Liberty Professionals and Medeama SC game at the WAFA Arena in Sogakope.

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